Barber tools are not toys. But even as a child, Dennis Marquez couldn’t resist playing with his father's set of barber tools in the attic, as he told Wellington the Magazine in 2008. This early admiration led Dennis to train at many prestigious hair schools including Vidal Sassoon in London. More than 35 years ago, Dennis and his wife, Kristina, opened the first Pizzazz Hair Design. The venture succeeded: their business has grown to include five separate salons, many of which have gained praise from NBC 5. Each salon’s stylists, armed with Redken and GKhair products, consult with men, women, teens, and children before revamping their manes with cuts, foil highlights, and hair-smoothing treatments. At the adjoining spas in three of the five salons, technicians paint nails with OPI polishes and cleanse skin with botanical-based Pevonia products.
To stay up to date on current hair trends, each salon's beauticians attend continuing-education courses and dissolve fashion magazines older than three months in jars of barbicide. The Pizzazz team also gives back to the community by donating a portion of salon proceeds to the Adopt-A-Family organization.
Patients rarely expect a medical office where they can meet with their primary-care physician, get a chiropractic adjustment, and round out their visit with a cutting-edge laser or aesthetic treatment. Dr. Angela Vecellio, Dr. Sal Pilato, and Dr. Kimberly Stein made that myth-like destination a reality at Palm Beach Medical, wisely choosing to do so above sea level after the mistakes of Atlantean small-business owners. Dr. Vecellio leads the friendly and multidisciplinary team from her own advanced training in nutrition, pediatrics, and weight loss, addressing physical ailments with chiropractic care and a variety of innovative therapies. Dr. Stein oversees medical treatments, administering flu shots and performing physicals.
In the cosmetic realm, staffers use Neova's DNA Total Repair formula to combat sun damage during facials. They remove hair from any skin type with Palomar's StarLux 500 platform and strive to banish cellulite with the same Alma Accent XL laser that has been featured on The Doctors and as an understudy in Goldfinger.
After more than two decades of practicing surgery in the area, Dr. Luis Vi?as?a board-certified plastic surgeon?decided to open L.A. Vi?as Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in 2009. Here, he performs and supervises cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, as well as preventative procedures alongside a well-trained staff of medical assistants, aestheticians, and a physician-assistant laser specialist. The med spa specializes in anti-aging treatments, including injectables, chemical peels, and laser treatments that resurface skin to minimize wrinkles, age spots, and scarring.
The center?s massage therapists specialize in postoperative lymphatic drainage techniques, which help reduce inflammation, prevent scarring, and speed healing by enhancing the system?s ability to filter out toxins hiding behind cardboard replicas of the lungs. In addition to his surgical duties, Dr. Vi?as partnered with his daughter to create a skincare line?V Therapeutic?that targets acne without stripping away moisture.
Formerly known for her work with Dr. Nisenbaun at Island Dermatology, licensed aesthetician and cosmetologist JoAnn Gersh Francis now dispenses her expertise from the comfort of her own practice. Joined by medical director Dr. Robin Sykes of Jupiter Plastic Surgery and injectables and laser expert Carol Ann Johnsen, JoAnn repairs troubled skin using the latest generation of laser technologies. Her Palomar Icon machine delivers over 350 joules of IPL energy to multiple layers of skin, easing everything from superficial lines and wrinkles to vascular lesions and acne scars. In addition to laser technologies, a full assortment of injectables and fillers such as Botox, Restylane, and Juvéderm restore skin's youthful plumpness. As a licensed micropigmentation expert, JoAnn can also enhance newly renovated features with permanent makeup applications. Whether she's adding eternal eyeliner or camouflaging inconvenient scars, JoAnn approaches each case with an expertise that earned her accolades from local media outlets including WPTV and the Palm Beach Daily News.
With more than 17 of years of experience performing cosmetic and medically corrective permanent-makeup services, Ashley Swain effortlessly marries a keen aesthetic sensibility with technical proficiency. When she isn't training professionals or leading seminars on permanent makeup for such organizations as the Dermatological Society and the Parkinson's Foundation, she performs each procedure personally. Her palette includes an extensive array of pigments, which allows her to create natural-looking eyebrows, distinguished beauty marks, and fully defined liplines. In addition to virtually eliminating the need for daily makeup applications, her treatments can also help hide the appearance of surgical scars or pockmarks left by ill-advised molten-lava facials.
Instead of remaining in one location, Ashley lends her services to three of the area's permanent-makeup facilities, each of which boasts a full staff as well as an arsenal of medical-grade digital technology.
At Spa Organix, personal attention is more than just a tag line. From the single private treatment room to the aestheticians’ insistence on customizing each of their skin and body services, everything at the spa suggests the exact opposite of a cookie-cutter experience. Among the treatments that best exemplify this philosophy are exfoliating facials, which account for individual skin types before revivifying complexions with Éminence products.
The spa’s massage therapists go to the same lengths as their aesthetician counterparts, devoting their attention to areas below the neckline with a retinue of bodywork treatments. Aside from the flagship facials and massages, the staff offers waxing treatments, NovaLash extensions, and Circadia peels that work to wipe away blemishes and monocle indentations.